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Old 01-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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Just put a new sailfin tang into my tank and he has broken it out with ick I was wanting to know if anyone had any suggestions that would help me out try to get through this cause it is very frustrating thanks any help needed have had the tank up and running for 6 months
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #2
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Are there other fish, or just the Sailfin Tang?

Search for threads on treating Ich. This topic gets brought up almost daily here and other people have posted great links with great information on how to treat Ich. The short story is that if you want to do it right, there are two treatment choices...hyposallinity or copper. Both kill the problem and both are done in a QT tank. Other methods (LFS medicines) only treat the problem. You want to "cure", not just treat.

I hate to sound like the Tang Police here, but a Sailfin Tang really needs a much larger tank. Most Tangs will not thrive in a 55g. Check out places like liveaquaria.com or bluezoo aquatics.com for fish info, tank size suggestions and compatability. You will see differences in size suggestions sometimes. I tend to stick with the larger. Smaller tanks cause stress. Stress weakens immunity. Weakened fish are more susceptible to disease and parasites. This is especially true for Tangs.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:21 PM   #3
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I'm in agreement about the small tank vs the big tank. I have a Sailfin and he's 9 inches. Just gave him away for FREE as he needs a larger aquarium. He was in a 140G.
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Well all of my fish have died even though I was trying to treat the problem so now what do I do to get rid of this before I put any other fish in the tank
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:19 PM   #5
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The tang died also?


I would retry your cycle. Add some frozen music shrimp or something and test your water every couple of days for 2 or 3 weeks.

You shouldn't really add any fish soon as the parasite will still be there.
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Yes everything but the inverts
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